Yarnbomb 2015 was a huge success. And by success I mean we honored women in history, the community enjoyed two weeks of eye-candy and when it was over, women living in shelters got some really pretty blankets for their beds. Also I did not fall out of a tree and die. See? Success.
At the crack of dawn on March 3rd, I headed to the Village Green with a few volunteers and did this crazy thing. Read all about why I did this crazy thing here. Check out the newspaper stories about the crazy thing I did here. For pics of the installation of the crazy thing keep scrolling…
The map. The yarn bomb happened in a triangular park in the center of Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. A place I am fortunate to call home.
Lovely friends helped me make the pieces and install them as well. Here’s Laura, one of my oldest mommy friends. She is young. It’s our friendship that’s old.
We covered the benches, the trees, the lampposts and the flagpole. And my bike. I covered my bike. It still looks like this and “Dorothy Gale” will be at this year’s yarn bomb location on Monument Street.
You’d never know I’m afraid of heights.
Gripping the tree for dear life.
Each tree, bench and lamppost was named after a different woman in American history. Except for Jane Goodall, who we forgot isn’t American.
The Village Green Committee was so generous to let me use their land. You can donate to them here. And my volunteers were so generous with their time and talent. That’s you Mom, Lu, kids, Ana, Marge, Betsy, Cathy, Anne and Laura! You’re welcome to donate to them too, if you’d like. I’m sure they’d accept the checks.
A Pali dolphin sporting some haberdashery. The Maya Angelou bench. Don’t feed the squirrels.
I’m glad my kids loved it. This one even crocheted some pieces.And after two weeks the whole thing came down. Poof! The yarn bomb was gone.
We spent months turning it all into blankets. Finally, in August, we dropped everything off at the Downtown Women’s Center. The end.Wait! It’s actually NOT the end… because we’re doing this craziness again!
This year’s yarn bomb, weather permitting, will be installed March 8th (International Women’s Day) On Monument Street. Join us for the fun and check it out during the two weeks it’s up. Subscribe to this blog and you’ll know right away when I’ve posted about it. And for more on yarn bombing, DIY and random silliness subscribe to my youtube channel…
Alright everyone, that’s it for now. Gotta get back to hooking. That’s cheeky for crocheting. 😉